EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION, vol.14, pp.14-18, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Alpha-fetoprotein, Hepatitis C, Liver cancer, Milan Criteria, ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN, TUMOR RECURRENCE, EXPERIENCE, PREDICTORS, RESECTION, SIZE
Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated:
Objectives: Curative therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma is liver transplant. To date, the Milan Criteria remain the best pretransplant clinical surrogate for tumor behavior and overall prognosis. Microvascular invasion portends a poor prognosis; however, it is often undetectable before transplant. Furthermore, its pretransplant indicators are not well established. In this study, we investigated the presurgical and pathologic predictors of microvascular invasion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma.